Kindjuice E-Liquid Intro
Kindjuice is an eliquid company out of Miami, Florida, that I learned about from some ad on a vape forum (I think it was early 2015 on VU). I checked out the Kindjuice site, really, just on a whim.
With colorful and tropical-looking graphics, clever names to the liquids, and some very unique and exotic flavor profiles made with “wild crafted botanical extracts”, I immediately became interested to see how these flavors would vape! I actually prefer eliquids with extracted flavors, so Kindjuice seemed like they would be a good fit for me.
So let’s take a look at the Kindjuice and some of their liquids to see a bit of what this company has to offer.
Note: I was sent some of these liquids free of charge for the purposes of the review.
Kindjuice sells two lines, each with its own menu.
- The E-Nectar line is all-VG, but it has a viscosity that is suitable for many set-ups (it feels more like 70VG). This line comes in 15 mL and 30 mL jade-colored bottles. 15 mL/$13.99; 30 mL/$24.99
- The E-Gel (Sub-Element) line is also all-VG, but of a much thicker viscosity (what we generally think of as an all-VG eliquid). This line is Kindjuice’s “premium” line and is apparently “formulated” for sub-ohm tanks and RDAs. This line is sold in 30 mL and 50 mL frosted jade-colored bottles. 30 mL/$26.99; 50 mL/$39.99
- Kindjuice sells various sample packs–in case you want to try several without breaking the bank!
- Nic strengths are 0, 3, 6, 12, and 18 mg/mL in the E-Nectar line and 0, 3, and 6 mg/mL in the E-Gel line.
I’ve been vaping Kindjuice in various RDAs with regular dual-coils at <.5Ω resistance.
Our E-Liquid Review
“Take a walk through an English garden with a beautiful pear sorbet paired with roses, parma violets, and lavender.”
Skerrrrrrrrrt! Wait . . . flowers?! Yes! I know, I know.
From the Sub-Element line, Harmony first hits you with the aroma of various floral notes and then with a sweet something else. Once vaping the liquid, the “pear sorbet” is the predominant flavor while the floral notes dominate the aroma. Although you can taste the flowers – especially the rose – the floral taste is drenched in an amazing sweet-fruit flavor of pear sorbet, which is what holds the liquid together.
I can say for sure that I’ve never had another eliquid remotely close to this. And not only is it incredibly unique, in my opinion, it tastes as good as it is unique! I never would’ve guessed something like this would work so well, but props to Kindjuice for having the chutzpah and ability to shoot for the moon . . . and to actually make it! Bravo.
Key West Sunset
“Reminiscent of candy peach rings, taste the sweetness of the ripest peaches down south.”
From the E-Nectar line, Key West Sunset is a nice balance between the tastes of ripe peach and peach gummy candies (EXACTLY like Hariboro Peach Gummi Candies). With a fairly high level of flavor saturation, this liquid could be great for lovers of peach. I am not a lover or peach, IRL or in vapes (I think I bit a worm in half once when eating a peach. I ain’t been right ever since!).
Key West Sunset is a fine liquid, just not my preferred fruit. But I can appreciate anything when it’s done well, and peach flavored vapes are rarely done well (IMO).
With peach-flavored vapes, one issue is that they often only taste like candy or if they taste more accurate to the fruit, they’re too light. Not Key West Sunset. By embracing both styles of peach, I think they hit the nail on the head for what registers to most palates as “peach”. Others may love this and feel much more comfortable with it than Harmony, but to me, it’s too regular (though it’s still better than most other peach vapes I’ve had). I long for one more element to this liquid.
Geisha Moon Song
“A rich plum wine with jasmine infused blooms”
The name of this liquid somehow seems appropriate with the taste. It’s sensual and enchanting! But it can also be aloof and hard to figure.
When I first tried this liquid, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. It was interesting, but not what I wanted to vape. At first, I thought the jasmine was far too much with not enough of the taste of Japanese plum wine to balance it out. But, after a week or so, the delightfully sweet flavor of the plum wine tastes more prominent now (maybe I just became used to it? Steeping?! It’s hard to say). The “plum wine” is still somewhat ephemeral, but it plays a major role in the experience of the liquid.
Geisha Moon Song, from the E-Nectar line, is not an in-your-face flavor, but it is also not shy. It is a very interesting liquid and one that I am struggling massively to describe! The jasmine is in the flavor somewhat, but it’s mostly in the very fragrant aroma. The “plum wine” (which has various notes of stone fruits) is what keeps me coming back for more.
I struggled to like this flavor in the beginning, and now I struggle to put it down! Like Harmony, unfortunately, I can imagine it will be a bridge too far for many to even consider. Too bad, but everyone has to tend to their own tastes!
Note: I have tried a lot of flavors from other vendors that weren’t even supposed to taste floral but they tasted like I was chewing on flower petals! Not good. To me, these (in the cases of Harmony and Geisha Moon Song) are not like that. Yes, they are most definitely floral vapes, but the execution is done well and the floral aspects do not taste like your typical flowery off-notes.
“An attractively bright gelato beaming with essences of Honey Dew and Crenshaw melons topped with a cucumber syrup.”
Again, the name is spot-on! This eliquid radiates with flavor!
From the Sub-Element line, Radiance is very sweet melon-forward liquid with a pleasing aroma of cucumber (like fresh cucumber water). I do wish I tasted more of the cucumber, though. It’s there, just a bit drowned out by the melon, which to me is mostly honeydew. But then again, I don’t even know what a Crenshaw melon is (so I can’t say if I am tasting it).
I don’t taste “gelato” per se, but I can totally get how this liquid is supposed to approximate that taste! Ultimately, what I am tasting is a very dynamic and flavorful melon vape with other bright and sweet notes (maybe it’s time to go try some Crenshaw melons!).
Kindjuice is part of this back-to-earth movement where earth-friendly practices and ingredients are used when possible.
So, what does that mean? According to Kindjuice:
- Organic-sourced ingredients (including organic extracted flavorings)
- No propylene glycol
- No alcohol
- No artificial sweeteners
- No food coloring
- No GMO
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Vegan Approved
For me, first and foremost, the eliquid has got to taste good. The other stuff is cool and all, but I am about the flavor and experience of the liquid. I do applaud Kindjuice for having their own set of standards that govern their manufacturing process, but what stands out to me the most is the quality and accuracy of their flavorings! It is very apparent to me, someone with a pretty decent amount of DIY experience, that these eliquids are NOT made with your typical off-the-shelf flavorings that most eliquid companies use; these are extracted flavorings!
A lot of times, though, extracted flavorings can mean “dirty” eliquids (depending on the extraction method, extracted flavors sometimes can leave a lot of residue on coils due to particulate matter). That is the one downside of using flavorings like that. But these flavors (that I’ve had) from Kindjuice all “burn” cleanly and I have had zero issues with coils prematurely needing to be changed out due to use with these eliquids!
No matter how different any one eliquid company is, one thing stays the same: eliquid is always subjective and not all flavors will work for everyone, no matter how well made. It is pretty obvious to me that floral flavors are not going to interest as many people as “normal” flavors, but Kindjuice has plenty of flavors ranging from the simple to the complex, though it was the latter that made me take notice. Actually, there are only two florals out of about 20 total flavors they have.
By and large, I’ve been very impressed with the quality of these flavors and the creativity involved in designing their profiles. In the case of Harmony and Geisha Moon Song, I found two liquids to go on my short list of all-time favorites.